Variable MA3 : Ever married or lived with a man

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-3
Valid case(s): 3664 (3776.1)
Invalid: 7244 (6070.9)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
1 Yes, formerly married
2 Yes, formerly lived with a man
3 No

Literal question
Have you ever been married or lived together with a man?
Interviewer instructions
For women who are not currently married or living with a man, ask whether they have ever been married or lived with a man. Remember that 'married' refers to both formal and informal unions. 

Circle the code corresponding to the response given. Notice that there are two different response categories for a 'Yes' response: 'Yes, formerly married' and 'Yes, formerly lived with a man'. Be sure to make the distinction between the two categories. If the respondent just answers 'Yes', probe by asking, "WERE YOU FORMERLY MARRIED OR DID YOU LIVE WITH A MAN?" If she was formerly married and also reports living with a man, circle the code for 'Yes, formerly married'. 

If she was never married and never lived with a man circle '3' for 'No' and go to the next module. Otherwise, continue on to MA4.
Generated: APR-26-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit